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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding nonlaboratory quality control Application Checklist Owner unique ID/batch number licensed cannabis distributors informational panel local jurisdiction The California Department of Public Health's Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing testing of cannabis goods conducting quality assurance review period of 120 days licensing cannabis microbusinesses adult-use commercial cannabis activity cultivation Individual Owner evidence of rehabilitation inventory online licensing system 100 mg of THC per package small product packaging transporting cannabis goods track and trace system cannabis adult-use products at least 99% purity amount of sodium licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) labeling some nutritional facts list of artificial food colorings The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) temporary license 2018 issues medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Business Information allergen information operating procedures Temporary License Application Information edibles packaging opaque product as a candy prohibited medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Foreign Material Testing manufacturing practices comply with all packaging and labeling requirements extracts Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Labor peace agreement Category I Residual Pesticides Testing persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business minimum standards for extraction processes waste management laws medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing an officer or director of a cannabis business cannabis waste exit packaging re-sealable California Department of Public Health operating premises M-licensees Financial information 2018 recent news opaque exit package periods of 90 days extensions disposal Extractions using CO2 LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS loan provided to a commercial cannabis business Track and Trace manufacturer's name convicted of a substantially related crime Temporary License Application child-resistant outer package annual license application 2018 fines license review process written procedures for inventory control compliance with regulations Premises Diagram Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act state cannabis licensing Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Temporary event up to 4 days persons 21 years of age or older Seller’s permit number 2018 new laws Licensees 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market cannabis sales and/or consumption Criminal History licensing cannabis distributors onsite consumption of cannabis goods 2018 problems packaging Transition Period packaging and labeling commercial kitchens diagram of the business’s layout microbusinesses CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licensed physical location (premises) Physical address contaminant free separate applications limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit licensing cannabis retailers packaging and labeling requirements shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company Industrial Hemp Advisory Board cannabis industries structure and formation documents health claims Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch licensed cannabis manufacturers 2018 proposed changes 2018 important information cannabis market definition of owner sales of cannabis goods regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California procedures for inventory control stickers Completed Temporary License Application Form California Department of Public Health (CDPH) distributors transportation of cannabis goods Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 sanitary and hazard-free environment Local Authorization CO2 and ethanol extractions infusion Distributor Transport Only security and cannabis waste disposal carbohydrates and fat per serving product guidelines labels not be attractive commercial cannabis manufacturers The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Live Scans for each owner supply chain Butane/Hexane/Propane Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products activity for a period of 120 days Temporary Cannabis Event basic nutritional information Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods laboratory quality assurance quality control inhalable cannabis must enter certain events amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Proposed Section 40133 CDPH-9041 120 days 2018 updates primary panel requirements remove THC/CBD Licensee Information packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Food-grade Butter/Oil public Licensee Lookup Tool manufacture cannabis products manufacturing cannabis products shipping manifest compliance with local jurisdiction regulatory framework security amount of THC content cannabis event organizer license transportation at least 20% ownership interest Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 health impacts of cannabis Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control manufacturing activities medicinal and adult-use or both markets medicinal commercial cannabis activity recordkeeping Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) MCSB A-license and an M-license three state cannabis-licensing authorities licensed premises Moisture Content Testing contaminants evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises aggregate interest of 20% or more surety bond Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division capsules California Public Records Act Arranging for laboratory testing sampling standards Proposition 65 secured area Manufacturing (non-volatile) commercial cannabis activity supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products loop system Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) MCSB’s temporary license application Vehicle Requirements tamper-evident 2018 laws chain of custody Financial Interest identity of the product licensing scheme Water/Food-grade Dry Ice ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Cultivation less than 10,000 Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) secondary package secondary packaging testing laboratories member manager manned motor vehicle CDTFA seller’s permit extraction sugar entry into the legal, regulated market regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery concentrate ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation required limits waste disposal cannabis cultivation licensing cannabis cartoons ownership premises is not within a Government cannabis plants Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) topicals 600-foot radius of a school Bond and Insurance Information highly-concentrated oils or waxes supplemental label child-resistant packaging hang tag or a peel-back label inventory and quality control shared-use manufacturing facilities onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods pre-made or purchased Local Authorization Attachment destruction of cannabis goods Category II Residual Pesticides Testing paper inserted into the packaging CDPH-issued universal symbol Microbusiness Bond in the amount of $5,000 retailers mandated warning statements Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Premises Information designated structure final form Cannabinoids Testing Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) dried flower conditional license local jurisdiction’s requirements Percentage of ownership medicinal and adult-use markets transportation and security commercial cannabis manufacturing Premises diagram no infusion of alcohol access to the area(s) property for the commercial cannabis activity requiring refrigeration Operating Procedures MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH emergency regulations Business Organizational potentially-hazardous foods Local Jurisdictions commercial cannabis manufacturing in California disposal and destruction methods Edibles– Products licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Form # CDPH-9041 A-licensees valid waiver Retailer (Type 10) Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control ingredient list Distributor transport Ethanol Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates cannabis training investment into a commercial cannabis business premises diagram protocol Fingerprints tinctures 2018 compliance equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Cannabis Manufacturing public health and safety highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin 2018 regulations Identifying information consumption of alcohol or tobacco delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods manufacturers who package for other producers testing methods transport cannabis goods to retailer volatile solvent commercial cannabis products vape cartridges licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories edible products motor carrier permit cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale payable to the state of California certified by a California-licensed engineer purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands 600 foot radius of a school 2018 resolutions sanitary workplaces local jurisdiction authorization cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity manufacturing product formulation good manufacturing practices Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) Licensee Lookup Tool Retailer (nonstorefront) commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Transport vehicles alarm system testing lab no infusion of nicotine Type S share facility space disclosure of all criminal convictions Local Issuing Authority alcoholic beverages BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL storage of cannabis goods Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch exception for testing laboratories meat and seafood, and other products Personnel Requirements hydrocarbon-based solvents manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) THC levels finished product managing member A-license limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Heavy Metals Testing local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations M-license Terpenoids Testing government warning statement label financial interest holder tobacco products no added caffeine Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing 2018 revisions three cannabis licensing authorities Mechanical Mycotoxins Testing licensed cannabis cultivators and more.

In addition, Mixed-light Tier 2 Unique identifier Manufacture Contact surface Outdoor cultivation Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Medium Outdoor Hazard Adulterated gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Monitor MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Licensee Mixed-light cultivation Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Request for Live Scan cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Holding Harvest Batch Type 11 (Distributor) track and trace system Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) cannabis concentrates Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Premises Allergen Environmental pathogen UID Nonvolatile solvent Quarantine Flowering Pest Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Proposition 65 warning statement Quality Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Watts per square foot Infusion Batch Type N – for infusions Edible cannabis product Dried flower Mixed-light Tier 1 Small Outdoor Component Personnel Pathogen Nursery Process Net weight Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Track and trace system Kief Canopy Microorganisms Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Universal symbol Processing Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Department Adequate Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Specialty Outdoor Mature plant Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused butters and oils as concentrates Labeling THC Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Immature plant Wet weight Sanitize Serving Small Indoor CBD from industrial hemp Theoretical yield Validation Processing aid adulteration alternate use of a manufacturing premises Medium Indoor Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) DPH-17-010E THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Topical cannabis product Informational panel Qualified individual Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Pre-roll Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Finished product list of cannabis manufacturers Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 CBD Cultivation Ingredient Cannabis product Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 12 (Microbusiness) Volatile solvent Allergen cross-contact Processor Applicant Limited-access area Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) In-process material Commercial cannabis activity Distribution Bureau Type 10 (Retailer) Track-and-trace systems Actual yield Product Identity Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Nonmanufactured cannabis product package flower or pre-rolls Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Primary panel Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Extraction Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Specialty Indoor Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Adult-use Market Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Manufacturer licensee Cultivation site Package Indoor cultivation M-license Raw material Verification Quality control personnel Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused pre-rolls Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Preventive controls Quality control operation Lot Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type P Packaging & Labeling Only and more.


Last updated on April 19, 2018



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